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Seaside Hotel in Hermanus, Overberg Whale Route, Western Cape

Windsor Hotel

49 Marine Drive
Hermanus, 7200
Overberg Whale Route
Western Cape
South Africa

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Windsor Hotel
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Windsor Hotel
The three-star Windsor Hotel offers 70 comfortable en-suite bedrooms (most of which are sea facing) in one of the Cape's most glorious settings.  On the very edge of sparkling Walker Bay, the Windsor Hotel combines the best of traditional hospitality with all the comforts you expect of stylish waterfront living - right in the village of Hermanus.

Hermanus is long admired for its invigorating "champagne air" and breathtaking scenery that unfolds along miles of cliff and mountain paths.  It remains essentially unspoiled in spite of all the sophisticated amenities it now has to offer; there is so much to experience that you will want to stay forever.

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Windsor Hotel
Windsor Hotel
Hermanus is considered to offer the best land based whale watching in the world, and you are able to do so from your own seafront bedroom or one of our lounges (July to November), or just relax in style that is simply seafront.  Conveniences available in the bedrooms include tea and coffee making facilities, a colour television, a direct-dial telephone and double or twin beds.  Standard in all the en-suite bathrooms is a bath with overhead shower.

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Windsor Hotel
Windsor Hotel
The Windsor Hotel has three conference rooms, with the largest conference room (Whale Room) accommodating a maximum of 120 delegates in cinema style.  The two smaller conference rooms (Dolphin and Fynbos) accommodate any number of delegates, however small the group, up to a maximum of 50 persons, cinema style.

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The Windsor Hotel is only 70 minutes from Cape Town and transport can be arranged.  Hermanus is the ideal base from which to venture forth on a variety of never-to-be-forgotten experiences. 

It is also close to the Overberg countryside with its popular activities, the beautiful Garden Route, and the most southern point of Africa, L'Agulhas.

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Windsor Hotel
Windsor Hotel
Adventure Trips: Arranged on request

Art Galleries: A detailed map with information about the Whale Coast Art Route is available from the local Tourism Bureau

Beaches: There are a number of choices, from rock-protected coves to long expanses of beach perfect for safe swimming and strolling

Bird Watching: Hermanus offers a bird watcher the opportunity to observe birds in mountain, coastal, river and estuarine habits.

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Boating: Boats are available for hire

Craft Market: Open on weekends and holidays

Crystal Garden: Visit the crystal garden in the Hermanus Industrial Area

Farmstalls: A variety of farmstalls is found en-route to Cape Town

Fishing: Fly Fishing, Rock Angling, Troutfishing

Harbour Cruises: Arranged on request

Historical Hoy's Koppie: Named after the well-known Sir William Hoy, who ensured that the village would remain unspoilt by blocking attempts to extend the railway line into it

Nature Reserves: Fernkloof  Reserve, Harold Porter National Reserve, Botanical Garden, Kleinmond Coastal Reserve, Salmonsdam Reserve, Walker Bay Reserve

Harbour(s): Old Harbour -  This natural harbour is often a focal point of village activities. The old harbour also hosts the Old Harbour Museum and Whale House

New Harbour - Feast on the harvest of the sea - this is where you can buy live crayfish, mussels, perlemoen (abalone) and a variety of fish from the well-stocked fish shop

Perlemoen Hatchery: Guided tours arranged on request
Photographic Museum: Better known as the Old Schoolhouse - Houses a fascinating photographic exhibition depicting the history of the village.

Pubs & Restaurants: There are a great variety of pubs and restaurants within walking distance from the Windsor Hotel

Shark Cage Diving: Cage dive and Surface view the Great white shark (Gansbaai)

Sport: Board Sailing, Bowls, Canoeing, Cricket, Cycling, Diving, Golf, Tennis, Gym, Hang-gliding, Paragliding, Horse-riding, Jogging, Netball, Rugby, Paddleskiing, Sailing, Sea Kayaking, Snorkelling, Soccer, Squash, Surfing, Windsurfing

Tidal Pools: Tidal pools provide safe bathing and are perfect for children

Tourist Shops: (From clothes to curios) The interesting variety of shops in Hermanus makes buying an experience.

Whale Festival: The annual Whale Festival is held to celebrate the arrival of the Southern Right whales to Walker Bay to mate and calve.  For ten days each September and October, Hermanus attracts thousands of visitors to enjoy the arts and crafts theatrical pieces, classical and popular music and other live entertainment.  A variety of eco-environmental activities and also sporting events namely a half-marathon, fun cycle ride, mountain biking sea kayaking.

Whale Museum: Situated in the Old Harbour

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Whale-watching: Hermanus is considered to offer the best land-based whale watching in the world.  The Southern Right whales start arriving in Walker Bay from June and leaves by end of November

Walks / Hiking: Variety of cliff path walks and hiking trails available

Wine Wander: Treat yourself to a unique wine tour among the southernmost vineyards in Africa which includes the following known wineries: WhaleHaven, Hamilton Russell Vineyards, Southern Right, Bouchard Finlayson, Cape Bay and Sumaridge.  All the vineyards are situated in the picturesque Hemel-en-Aarde Valley within easy driving distance from Hermanus

Facilities and Services
  • Fax
  • Photocopy Machine
  • Internet Access
  • Parking Available
  • Babysitting Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Garden
  • Bar on the Premises
  • No Pets Permitted
  • Communal Satellite TV
  • Breakfast Served
Facilities in Rooms/Units
  • Television in Rooms
  • No Smoking in Rooms
  • Fan in Rooms
  • Tea and Coffee in Rooms
  • Heater in Rooms
  • Beach
Activities Nearby
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Hang Gliding
  • Health & Fitness
  • Horse Riding
  • Shark Cage Diving
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Overhead Projector Available
  • Whiteboard Available
  • Television Available
  • Conference Venue 25-75 People
  • 3 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa

Windsor Hotel

49 Marine Drive
Hermanus, 7200
Western Cape
South Africa

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Graded 3 star accommodation by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa

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